Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles Conference in Works

The Austin City Council is moving ahead with plans to hold a national conference on plug-in hybrid vehicles, which can be charged from electrical outlets. Mayor Will Wynn has been aggressively promoting the technology, and Austin Energy hopes the cars will provide a way to make use of electricity from wind energy, which is available mostly at night. The council members approved a contract in December with Platia Productions, who will run the conference with Austin Energy. Platia runs conferences for the Alternative Car & Transportation Technologies Exposition. The conference will be free and open to the public, and is scheduled to take place Oct. 17 and 18, 2008.

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